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NIC problem in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by philbenson, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. philbenson

    philbenson Byte Poster

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    Hi Guys its a while since I posted.

    I have a problem with my PC since I installed Windows 7 a few weeks ago now. Basically whenever I start the machine from a cold boot, as soon as Windows has loaded, I get the exclamation mark in a yellow triangle next to the icon in the notification area. If I disable the NIC and then re-enable it the problem is resolved. I have to do this everytime I start Windows.

    Anyone got any idea what is causing this?

    Thanks
     
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  2. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    No idea but I had the same problem myself. Since I've got RTM version it seems to work fine.
     
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    More information required, what NIC is it? what drivers are you using? what release of 7 (ie beta\rtm etc).
     
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  4. philbenson

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    Its an Intel made mainboard and I'm using the built in NIC from that. I'm not sure exactly which board it is but when I installed 7 it recognised it straight away.

    Its true that I haven't looked on the Intel drivers download page to see if there's a newer one available now. Will do that and let you know if that solves it.

    Version of Windows 7 is a corporate copy of Ultimate from work for which we have a purchased product key.
     
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  5. SuPaStA

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    Is the machine actually picking up a IP address before you disable/enable the nic?
     
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  6. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

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    Sounds like a driver problem?

    You tried searching for a driver update yet mate?
     
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  7. NATARAKIATOY

    NATARAKIATOY Bit Poster

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    try to uninstall and reinstall the driver.
     
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